Recycling The Central Artery

Paul Pedini, a Big Dig highway and tunnel engineer, took advantage of the low price (free) and used the remnants of Boston's Central Artery project to build himself a new house.
March 27, 2006, 2pm PST | Mike Lydon
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"I suppose it had to occur to someone. Why not build a house out of some of the junked material that was once Boston's Central Artery?

'It was a graveyard of materials,' says John Hong, speaking of the piles of steel and concrete that rose when wreckers pulled down the Artery. Hong is an architect in the youthful firm of Single Speed Design, in Cambridge.

'They didn't know what to do with the material, and they were running out of land to store it on,' says Paul Pedini, the owner of the house, who came up with the idea.

So Pedini found a site on Moon Hill in Lexington. Working with Hong, he designed and built a house for himself and family."

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Published on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in The Boston Globe
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